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About this app

News has never been more local than in the palm of your hand. The WGN mobile app brings you all the top stories from our daily broadcasts, as well as stories developing in real time.

Get local news and breaking notifications, and watch live newscasts from Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV. Watch and read stories from across the nation and Chicagoland. You can livestream our newscasts right from your phone or tablet. Be the first to know with breaking news alerts. Get a head start on your day with WGN-TV traffic and weather maps plus full forecast details from Tom Skilling and the WGN weather team.

• Watch video of your trusted reporters on the scene, and read revealing articles on what's going on in your community.
• Plan your day and week with detailed weather reports, live alerts of severe conditions, and an interactive radar map.
• Optional alerts on breaking news keep you in the know.
• On the go? Save stories for later to access at your convenience.
Updated on
May 31, 2022

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2.06K reviews
Anastasia Kwit
March 22, 2022
For at least the last week, news articles don't load past the first couple of paragraphs -- seems like where an ad would be is just blank white space. You can scroll and scroll and scroll but you'll never reach the rest of the article or the end of the page. This happens from the alerts and directly within the app.
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March 22, 2021
I don't understand why I'm always pushed to open a browser window to view the live stream. That should be available in the app. And then when I open the browser and wait through the pop-up ad, and then the mandatory 1-2 other ads, there is no Chromecast icon, so I'm struck trying to watch it in a browser. What's the point of having a 'watch live' option in the app? Not at all an ideal streaming experience.
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Scott MacKenzie
June 9, 2020
One of the only apps I know of that you do not have to have a cable subscription for. Every other tv company I have installed has requested that I have a cable subscription. Great app to get your news from local, national, sports and weather from. Great cast also! I have been watching wgn news since I was in grade school back in the nineties. Recently the app keeps crashing on my phone. Other than that keep up the good work!
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